Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Martin Peters for England (v West Germany), 30 July 1066

England are 11/2 to win the World Cup in 2010.

However, they are 6/1 to be runners-up.

I don't understand why the bookies have it so that it's more likely that England will win the World Cup than be runners-up. Why would that be? It's more likely that we win the Final than lose it? Eh?


ian said...

Protecting their margins. England to win the world cup is a more popular bet than finishing second, so if it should come to pass, they stand to pay out more.

Either that, or FIFA have abandoned the penalty shootout.

PS... What were the odds on this?

Paul said...

I'm so pleased Junior Lewis has turned up at Bradford. Must confess, I'd been on the look out for that, ever since your "J" entry ages ago.